3 Cubs players who are scorching hot and 1 who's ice cold
By Jake Misener
3 Cubs who are hot and 1 who's not: NOT - Michael Fulmer has really struggled and the ninth inning is now in question
Despite David Ross' continued support, veteran right-hander Michael Fulmer hasn't looked good lately - and his Thursday night implosion that cost Chicago a series-opening win over the Dodgers did him zero favors.
The fact it came on the heels of last week's blown save at Dodger Stadium has really put him in Cubs' fans crosshairs - and Fulmer himself made it clear he knows he's not right.
"I don’t know what’s going on, but I better figure it out pretty damn quick."- Michael Fulmer, via MLB.com
The team's other veteran relief addition this offseason, Brad Boxberger, hasn't been all that great of late, either - and this is an area the Cubs probably have their narrowest margin for error. Chicago simply can't afford these two guys to not be right because it's easily the biggest weakness when you look at this roster.
A rough week isn't a death sentence. After all, relievers are paid to be able to turn the page on bad outings and get back on track. (For all you Ted Lasso fans out there, 'be a goldfish'). But playing key roles in two losses inside a week against a team that serves as a measuring stick of sorts in the National League is a tough look - and will certainly challenge Fulmer to figure things out sooner rather than later.